We all face giants in our life.
Your giant may not be nine foot, nine inches and named Goliath, but the final results can be the same. Regardless of what stands in front of you, the One on the INSIDE of you is greater!
What did David face his giant with? A sling? A stone? If you read the story in the Bible our first answer may be one of these, but let’s take a closer look…
1 Samuel 17:45 says, Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
Three things in this verse we need to take note of.
#1 – David didn’t let the size of his enemy or the amount of weapons he carried scare him.
It’s easy to focus on those things. When we do, fear will set in and paralyze. Always remember, NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER!
#2 – David ran toward his giant, not from it.
Never run from what God has called you to run after. WARS AREN’T WON IN RETREAT MODE!
#3 – David knew and used his greatest weapon.
David didn’t fight in his own strength. He was empowered by SOMEONE greater. David came in the name of the Lord. He was skilled with the sling. He had used it on many occasions. But his skill as a warrior would not have produced the same results without the Name. THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS!
WE’VE BEEN GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO WALK IN AND USE THE NAME OF JESUS. Experiencing this will flow out of relationship. We must put our trust in Him. When we do…nothing placed in front of us, will keep us from what God has prepared for us!